Hypertactile

The Bitch detects tragedy, deflects an army of skanks, and parses FPL-speak


Warm Heatherette

The Bitch is a huge fan of Heatherette designers Richie Rich and Traver Rains, so she was amused that their mysterious opening party this past Thursday for the boutique Leo was actually at the store. An interesting mix of people mingled under the 27,000 light bulbs illuminating the shop at 640 Collins Ave., including Nicolai Fraiture from the Strokes, makeup artist Elaham Olan (who was totally rocking a very excellent "Egyptian Lover"-era Sylvester look), and Supermarket media moguls Michelle Leshem and José Ortiz, who provided hilarious play-by-play commentary of something rarely seen in South Beach: brawling (well, shoving) paparazzi.

Richie Rich (left) vanquishes even The Bitch in the pale-as-partying-death department, as Traver Rains (far right) looks on
Richie Rich (left) vanquishes even The Bitch in the pale-as-partying-death department, as Traver Rains (far right) looks on
Lobsters fell like acorns at the Eden Roc
Lobsters fell like acorns at the Eden Roc

The afterparty at Snatch on Washington Avenue attracted the frizzy-haired army of skanks you'd expect to frequent a place called Snatch; but that was okay for The Bitch, whom Rich and Rains walked up a deliciously deserted Lincoln Road.


Now, About That Power Outage

The fraught denizens of the Grove — all told, 106 residences were sans electricity through Sunday — received the following explanation of yet another weekend-by-candlelight from Florida Power & Light "duty officer" Karen Vissepo. It is reported here with corresponding Bitch dialogue:

The loss of power reported Saturday morning was incorrectly recorded as a main line rupture, and that was how the problem was addressed, and we thought it was solved and we closed out that work order on Saturday night.

But, like, about a dozen people were standing in the street looking at the exploding transformer! How'd FPL customer service confuse "exploding transformer" with "main line"?

Another work order was opened Sunday, and restoration crews were dispatched to evaluate the situation.Well, where were they dispatched from? Seattle? How much more evaluation beyond "transformer explosion" does FPL generally require to repair, you know, an exploding transformer?

The power outage was correctly documented in terms of the transformer in the second incident report, but even though we work 24 hours a day, sometimes on a holiday weekend we just ask customers to be a little patient with us.

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